Self-Care 101: 3 Ways To Look After Yourself

April 07, 2022

Self-Care 101: 3 Ways To Look After Yourself

Wherever you look nowadays, you’ll find the words self-love, self-acceptance, self-help, and self-care scrawled. Over the past several years, the self-care market has undoubtedly skyrocketed. Its value sits at approximately 29 billion pounds, having motivated hundreds of UK citizens to start paying equal attention outwardly as inwardly.

Many self-care methods are available to individuals. And we can get tips from self-care books, subscribing to various meditation apps and choosing healthy meal alternatives.

Self-care is important and is proven to be beneficial to our well-being both physically and mentally. But there's no one size fits all method. Let's take a look at some simple ways to look after yourself and why they can be good for you in the long run. 

Eat Healthily

Research conducted by health professionals has shown that there's a strong connection between our mood and the food we consume. It also suggests the kinds of food we eat can in fact improve our physical and mental well-being. Making negative food choices regularly can have a massive impact on our bodies, whereas eating healthily and consciously can enhance our lives.

So, eating healthily is one of the best (and easiest!) ways to practice self-care. Begin your healthy eating journey by making minor substitutions like eating a piece of fruit when you crave something sweet instead of a chocolate bar. This selection of meal replacement shakes from Shake That Weight can be a nice substitute for your meal when you’re not feeling as hungry. Ensure you are using these shakes as part of a healthy diet, and accompanied with a workout routine where possible.

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Much like our food, a good night's sleep can be beneficial to our mental and physical well-being. Failing to achieve the nightly recommended sleep allowance can reap havoc on how we feel both emotionally and physically and can lead to significant health issues should the issues persist. But how can you incorporate getting a good night’s sleep into your self-care routine?

Begin by evaluating your night-time routine and strive to make improvements. For instance, if you have a drink before bed, ensure that it is free of caffeine or sugar, as consuming these types of beverages before going to sleep can make it harder for you to rest. Or, if you tend to lie in bed on your phone – aim to put away your phone at least an hour before bedtime, as this will put you in a sleep-inducing mindset.

Go Outside

Another way that you can practise self-care is by spending time outside. Research has shown that getting fresh air boasts many health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, lowering fatigue levels, etc. As a result, spending time outside can help reduce mental health problems such as depression and anxiety or work-related health issues like burnout.

You could also get outside more by engaging in physical outdoor activities such as hiking, running, walking, or cycling. Exercising is not only great for your physical health, but it also provides you with all the health benefits the outdoors provides.

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